pubescence

noun
pu·​bes·​cence | \ pyü-ˈbe-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce pubescence (audio) \

Definition of pubescence

1 : the quality or state of being pubescent
2 : a pubescent covering or surface

Examples of pubescence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie, in truth a metaphor for adolescent pubescence and angst, comes out today on Disney+. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Mar. 2022 After all, his post-pubescence later becomes integral to the romantic narratives of the show. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of pubescence

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pubescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pubescence. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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pubescence

noun
pu·​bes·​cence | \ pyü-ˈbes-ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce pubescence (audio) \

Medical Definition of pubescence

: the quality or state of being pubescent : puberty

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